Timothy Edwards is a versatile composer both in electronic and live acoustic music. His solo, chamber and choral music combines rhythmic, avant-garde, jazz and contrapuntal elements that cross boundaries between musical genres and styles to create a highly personal expression.
His music has been performed by numerous ensembles such as Trio Solis, Dal Niente, the Lincoln Trio, Eighth Blackbird, Pinotage, New York Virtuoso Singers, Double Entendre, Quintet Attacca, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Chicago Trio, CUBE, Ahlert & Schwab, the Contemporary Chamber Players (Contempo), Chicago Chamber Collective, and has appeared at music festivals such as the Bowling Green, and FSU festivals of new music, Outside the Box festival at SIU, Sonic Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Eurofest Zupfmusik in Bamberg, Germany.
His electroacoustic music has been presented at numerous concerts, festivals and conferences including the Society for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, Stockholm, Outside the Box festival at SIUC, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, SEAMUS, Roosevelt University Electronic Music Festival and Electronic Music Midwest. His piece Xcymbalum for metallic percussion, flutes and live automated processing was premiered in 2013 by Due East and performed again recently. Recordings of Edwards’ music can be found on the Naxos, Navona and Albany labels.
Formerly in the department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, Timothy Edwards now teaches in the Music Department where he founded the Columbia College Chicago Laptop Ensemble in the fall of 2011. He is currently a Senior Virtual Learning Community Fellow and has been awarded the Technology Fellowship at Columbia College several times for projects in collaboration with other faculty involving the development of new learning software in areas such as music theory, aural skills, psychoacoustics and digital audio theory. He presented research on interface design at the First Symposium of Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras at LSU in 2012 and at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2013.